Ronaldo, Juve get away goal, draw Ajax (video)
- Ronaldo puts Juve ahead (video)
- Neres levels just after halftime
- Ajax out-attempts Juve 18-7
Cristiano Ronaldo and David Neres traded goals as Juventus was fortunate to escape the Amsterdam Arena with a 1-1 draw against Ajax in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal.
The second leg is Tuesday in Turin.
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The shots and chances were even in the first half, Ajax putting the first two on target including a fine curler from Dusan Tadic that was pushed over the bar by Wojciech Szczesny.
Juve’s Federico Bernardeschi hit wide following a Cristiano Ronaldo knockdown in the 37th.
Ronaldo, instead, did the darn thing himself just before halftime, leaping forward to nod a long Joao Cancelo cross past Andre Onana.
Ajax tied the score just after halftime, and we mean just, as Neres spun this 46th minute ball past Szczesny.